The Green Bay Packers did not have a single player named to the Pro Bowl as the NFL released initial rosters on Friday evening.
Rookie running back Eddie Lacy was named a first alternate, meaning if a running back is injured, plays in the Super Bowl or just declines to play, Lacy will take his place.
Lacy has 263 carries for 1,112 rushing yards and 10 TDs, all franchise rookie records. Lacy’s yardage total ranks seventh in the league and his rushing TD total is tied for third.
Seven other Packers players were also named alternates. They are fullback John Kuhn, quarterback Aaron Rodgers, guard Josh Sitton, linebacker Clay Matthews, wide receiver Jordy Nelson, and cornerbacks Sam Shields and Tramon Williams.
This year, Pro Bowl teams will not be broken up by conference. The player pool was made up of a combination of fan, player and coach voting, each counting for one-third.
The pool of all available all-stars will be drafted by teams led by captains, Hall of Famers Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders.